Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Blade & neighboring rib

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Jabba T 
Riblet T 

The Blade & neighboring rib 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 9,000'
Page Views: 2,285
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 1, 2006
Forecast:
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
Chance of a Thunderstorm
75° | 50°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
68° | 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
71° | 45°
Clear
70° | 46°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
72° | 47°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations.

Upda...

Description 

This is a small rib or fin of rock that lies just NE of The Fin. It sports about 3 routes, G.B.H. 5.11b R; Bladerunner, 5th class TR; and Jabba, 5.4 R. It is probably not worth much attention, but it is provided here for organizational clarity.

For the purposes of brevity, the small rib between The Blade and Long Wall, depicted on p. 227 of Gillett's excellent Estes Park Valley half of the Rocky Mountain National Park, The Climber's Guide, and its route(s) will be contained under this single category until outcry exceeds tolerance.


Getting There 

Hike from Lily Lake up to The Fin. Go around the corner/arete with Edge of Time. The small ribs/fins appear just to your left.


L->R: 

East -> North -> West faces

A. Jabba, 5 R, 1p, 30', gear.
B. Riblet, 4 R, 1p, 30', gear.
C. G.B.H., 11 R, 1p, bolts & gear?


Climbing Season


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Blade & neighboring rib
Looks better than it is....

Riblet 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Blade & neighboring rib
This is the 'arete' climb on the fin of rock between Long Wall and The Blade. It has probably been done before perhaps by a different name. It is somewhat reminiscent of the Three Graces route in Garden of the Gods but not as high in quality. Nonetheless, it may be worth a romp for the adventuresome.The start of the climb is close to Your Possible Pasts, near a tree. The crux moves are close to the ground. You can loop a horn with a sling. Near the crest, you can use a longer than 48" slin...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for The Blade & neighboring rib
Local Shops
A true mountain shop, located in the shadow of Boulder's Flatirons.
Gear that has the best chance of improving your outdoor experience.
Closeouts and cosmetic 2nds at below wholesale prices.
News
Aug 18 New Feature: Season Charts   1
Aug 15 Wayne Crill's Fundraiser 0
Jul 9 Access Fund is hiring in Boulder 0
Jun 11 New Women's Speed Record on the Nose   6
Jun 7 A Tribute to Jeff Lowe   4
May 15 MP Mobile App: Partnered with Black Diamond and now Free   4

[ Read All News ]
Upcoming Events
Sep 26Reel Rock 2014 - South Denver
Photos of The Blade & neighboring rib Slideshow Add Photo
Looks better than it is....
BETA PHOTO: Looks better than it is....
Comments on The Blade & neighboring rib Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -